ms Riviera Cruise Ship Profile

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Oceania Riviera News

New Entertainment Series Brings Original Annie Onboard Oceania

posted April 2, 2014

Today, Oceania Cruises announced a new “Life in the Theater” series for select sailings, starting with a voyage aboard Riviera on October 29, 2014, featuring stage legend Andrea McArdle – the original namesake character in “Annie” on Broadway. Read more...

Riviera Delivered

Posted April 27, 2012

Oceania Cruises took delivery today of its new 1,250-guest Riviera at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard near Genoa.

The newest addition to Oceania Cruises' expanding fleet of mid-sized ships, the 66,172-ton Riviera is purpose-built to engage and inspire epicureans with 10 dining venues. The ship also boasts a Bon Appétit Culinary Center for hands-on learning and La Reserve by Wine Spectator, a professional facility for wine tastings and pairing dinners.

In just 14 days, on May 11 in Barcelona, Riviera will be officially christened, presided over by godmother Cat Cora, a master chef, restaurateur, humanitarian, author, and co-host of Bravo's new "Around the World in 80 Plates."  

Riviera's Maiden Voyage Delayed

Posted January 30, 2012

Oceania Cruises was notified by Fincantieri late last week of construction delays and as a result, will reschedule the maiden voyage of its m/s Riviera. Construction on the 1,250-guest ship fell behind schedule when strikes at Fincantieri's shipyard near Genoa, Italy, lasted longer than expected.

The maiden voyage of Riviera has moved from April 24 to May 16, and all guests affected by the delay will be contacted by their travel agents or by Oceania Cruises directly to discuss alternative cruise dates.


Oceania Riviera sails on Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Transoceanic Voyages.

For a full schedule, visit the Oceania website.

CDC Ratings

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2012 Rating 98 (Dec)
2013 Rating 100 (Dec)
2014 Rating 97 (Nov)
2015 Rating 94 (Feb)
2015 Rating 94 (Dec)
2016 Rating 96 (Mar)

Deck Plan

Deck 16

Sports Deck

Deck 15

Horizons – observation lounge and nightclub, Fitness track

Deck 14

Spa and Fitness Center, The Spa Terrace, Library, Polo Grill, Privée Dining Room, Toscana, Baristas, Library, Internet center

Deck 12

Guest Suites, Culinary Arts Center, Enrichment Center, Artist Loft, Waves Bar, Swimming Pool and Jacuzzis, Waves Grill & Milkshake Bar, Wine Cellar and Veranda, Terrace Café

Deck 11

Guest Staterooms and Suites

Deck 10

Guest Staterooms and Suites

Deck 9

Guest Staterooms and Suites

Deck 8

Guest Staterooms and Suites

Deck 7

Guest Staterooms and Suites

Deck 6

Upper Hall, Martinis, Casino, Card Room, Grand Bar, Grand Dining Room

Deck 5

Marina Lounge, Reception Hall and Lounge, Jacques Restaurant, Red Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant

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ms Riviera


ms marina cruise ship image courtesy of Oceania

Comfortably mid-size, the Riviera retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, she offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities.

Riviera offer guests a total of 10 dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artist's Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.


Ship Class: Oceania

Launched: 2012

Maiden Voyage: April 2012


GRT: 65,000

Speed: 18 Knots

Passengers: 1,250


Standard amenities

 Highlights include an oversized bathroom resplendent with marble and granite, and thoughtful touches such as a refrigerated mini-bar, vanity desk, breakfast table and a choice of a queen-size or two twin beds. Guests will relax on 700-count sheets and experience signature chocolates with evening turndown service. French-milled toiletries, a handheld shower head, security safe, hair dryer, 110/220V outlets, and an LCD flat-screen television all come standard onboard the Riviera.

Standard veranda staterooms

With 282 square feet – both Veranda- and Concierge-level accommodations feature a sitting area and private teak balcony furnished with a chaise lounge, armchair and occasional table.  A full-sized bath tub is perfect for easing sore muscles after a shore excursion. The refrigerated mini-bar is free with unlimited soft drinks and restocking.

Concierge & Suite Amenities

Concierge & Suite Guests have priority check-in, a welcome bottle of champagne, unlimited access to the private Spa Terrace, exclusive discounts on internet packages, priority reservations to restaurants and shore excursions, and complimentary iPad on board. Guests get exclusive access to the private SpaTerrace, a Bulgari gift set, and complimentary Oceania tote bag.

Penthouse Suites

420 square feet with living/dining room separate from the sleeping area, walk-in closet and bathrooms with a double vanity.

Oceania Suites

Spacious 1,030 square feet of living area. The layout is comprised of a large living and dining area, media room and separate bedroom. As a highlight, a large veranda features a hot tub.

Vista Suite

Suites range in size from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet and offer the same features as Oceania Suites but with the added benefit of floor-to-ceiling windows affording sweeping views over the ship’s bow.

Owner’s Suite

2,000+ square feet of palatial luxury. Riviera owner's suites are completely appointed from furniture and fabrics to lighting and bedding using the acclaimed Ralph Lauren Home collection. New York-based Tocar, Inc. penned a design that exudes a rich, clubby and refined sophistication.

In addition to the standard stateroom amenities, suite guests enjoy the added luxury of Champagne upon arrival, 1,000-thread-count linens, 42” plasma TV, Hermès and Clarins bath amenities, butler service, and en-suite delivery from any of the ship’s restaurants.

Dining Venues

Riviera offers six, open-seating gourmet restaurants, two private-dining venues and two casual eateries. The décor of each is distinctive, yet a common design thread is evident in the extensive use of rich woods, marble and granite, fine wool carpets and supple leather.

$=Specialty dining, surcharges apply

The Grand Dining Room

Featuring continental cuisine. Menus change daily, with a brilliant selection of sumptuous dishes for breakfast and lunch, punctuated by at least six appetizers and nine entrées at dinner.


Gourmet Italian cuisine. Relish antipasti like Carpaccio of Beef Topped with Aged Reggiano Parmigiano or Sautéed Jumbo Scampi Tenderly Wrapped in Proscuitto San Daniele.

Polo Grill

Traditional steakhouse. All of the beef dishes are USDA Prime and dry-aged for at least 28 days. Other classics include Surf and Turf, featuring a grilled Florida Lobster Tail and tender Filet Mignon, and whole Maine Lobster Gratinée.


The first-ever restaurant at sea for its renowned namesake, Jacques Pépin, draws inspiration from fabled brasseries of Paris and his hometown of Lyon. Open for dinner, reservations suggested.

Red Ginger

Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese flavors are showcased in a contemporary setting that features three Buddhas carved from a single piece of backlit glass as a dramatic centerpiece. Open for dinner, reservations suggested.


This relaxed, open-air bistro serves gourmet burgers, swordfish, chicken and other grilled items, and features a salad bar and homemade ice cream bar. Open for lunch, weather permitting.

Terrace Café

Feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. An international menu changes daily. In the evenings, comtemporary dishes with a Mediterranean flair.


This coffee bar adjoining the library is the place throughout the day to enjoy espresso and cappuccino, plus homemade biscotti and coffee cake.

La Reserve by Wine Spectator ($)

This intimate venue hosts tastings and seven-course pairing dinners with premium wines selected in consultation with Wine Spectator editors. Extra charge for wines; reservations required. Surcharges for the Explorer and Discovery menu are $95 per guest, the Connoisseur Menu is $250 per guest.

Privée ($)

This posh private dining room offers the ultimate Chef’s Table. Eight fortunate guests can create a personalized menu featuring such specialties as Kobe beef, Brittany lobsters, foie gras, caviar and truffles. Room charge is $250. Open select evenings, reservations required.

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Notable Rooms


The ideal observation loungewith floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for a nightclub at sea.

Marina Lounge

Main showroom with headline acts, comedians, musicians and more. The Riviera's "Now and Forever--The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" is the only show at sea using the composer's music with his stamp of approval.

Grand Bar

Cocktail lounge stocked with rare vintages. A good meeting place.


Pick up your favorite cocktail and relax to a piano player in the evenings.


A Monte-Carlo style casino with cards, slots, games and more.

Artist Loft

A hands-on program for budding artists in the Artist Loft, a well-equiped enrichment center, where superbly talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction in their areas of expertise. You might learn how to paint with watercolors, needlepoint or create phenomenal arts and crafts.

Bon Appétit Culinary Center

The world's only hands-on culinary studio at sea, a distinction that elevates the onboard gourmand experience to a level of participation far beyond even the grandest expectations.

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Outdoor Features

The Spa Terrace

Intimate area off the Canyon Ranch Spa reserved for concierge and suite guests. Other guests can purchase, one, three, five, or ten-day passes.

Activities Court

Golf putting green and Bocce Ball located on deck 15.

The Patio

Relaxing area with sun and plenty of shade.

Main Pool Area

Waves Bar, Swimming Pool and Jacuzzis, Waves Grill & Milkshake Bar on deck 12.

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